Tuesday, 17 August 2021 10:16

Teenage fury

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Climate activist Greta Thunberg's recent tweet about New Zealanders' greenhouse gas emissions has gone down like a lead balloon.

Thunberg shared a Guardian article titled "Emissions from cows on New Zealand dairy farms reach record levels", highlighting a quote that pointed out NZ's emissions.

The reaction to the anxious activist's lecturing tone was swift and brutal.

"NZ accounts for less than one tenth of 1% of global CO2 emissions per year. Tackle the big polluters first. Even if you get NZ to cut ALL of its emissions, this will cut 0.0009% of global emissions," said one respondent.

"You're welcome to come visit our farmers and their world-leading emissions efficient practices that feed 40 million people. Just make sure you leave any alternative energy sources (banned), biotechnologies (banned) or access to international emissions reductions (banned) at the border," said another.

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